LIMA – When you’re hot you’re hot.
Veteran sprint car racer Shawn Dancer is in the midst of the finest streak of success in his motorsports career and made it two wins in a row with the NRA Sprint Invaders feature at Limaland Motorsports Park.
Once more, he did it by leading the field flag-to-flag through the 25-lap event.
Starting from the pole position was an advantage for Dancer and he proceeded to fully capitalize. The blue-colored #49 car blasted to the cushion of the racing surface and rolled along, while the rest of the field produced some classic sprint car drama with the next handful of positions. The Hammons team cars with J.R. Stewart and Max Stambaugh as well as Kody Swanson fought over who might ultimately provide a challenge to Dancer.
At the race midpoint, Kody Swanson, a 2014 part-time newcomer at the track, decided to follow Dancer around the top side line. Swanson stayed close to Dancer but in the meantime J.R. Stewart was working to the inside of Dancer and had effectively pulled even. It was a stirring battle that also saw Stambaugh and Dustin Stroup join the already 3-car mix near the front of the field.
A pair of late race restarts made for even more drama but may have slowed the momentum of the group of challengers to Dancer. He stayed strong with his machine on the high side of the track and made it stick during a three-lap dash to the checkered flag. NRA point’s leader Stewart and Swanson followed him across the finish line.